Thursday, July 23, 2015

The foods our bodies require for glowing skin requires a combination of anti-inflammatory foods rich in vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.

Anti-inflammatory foods not only helps keep your skin looking flawless but help support insulin and blood sugar levels in your body. More and more research is pointing evidence that chronic inflammation in the body is the root cause of many illnesses and an anti inflammatory food diet is the cure. Your skin will be the barometer of these illnesses. Inflammation can be described in the body like a slow burning fire to a blazing fire, damaging the body slowly to quickly.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Some exercise is better than none. #HealthyDoc #BodyWorksWest #PhysicalMedicine

It will increase the blood flow to your skin, keeping you looking fresh and feeling invigorated. Not sure what to incorporate into your time sensitive schedule? #BodyWorksWest is perfect if you are seeking to reflex with room to breathe. Highly qualified staff, state-of-the-art equipment and an ongoing personal touch make the difference.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of fine specialized needles in the body. #HealthyDoc

The ancient Chinese believed that the health of an individual is determined by channels of energy, known as Qi which flow beneath the skin. If the flow of Qi is disturbed then we may develop illness. The aim of inserting needles is to restore this flow of energy. It is believed to be effective due to the release of pain killing substances such as endorphins and the pain-gate theory which states that stimulation in one area of the body will override the pain sensations in another.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Basil is a very good source of vitamin A through its concentration of carotenoids such as beta-carotene, which is converted into pro-vitamin A. #HealthyDoc

The powerful antioxidant activity of basil also helps protect the blood vessel walls. Not only does that protect the epithelial cells (forming the lining of numerous body structures, blood vessels included) from free radical damage, it also helps prevent free radicals from oxidizing cholesterol in the bloodstream. (Only after it has been oxidized does cholesterol build up in the blood vessel walls, initiating the development of atheroscierosis). Basil is also good source of magnesium which prompts muscles and blood vessels to relax, improving blood flow and lessening the risk of irregular heart or blood vessel rhythms.